Humphrey Blake
(Abt 1494-1558)

 

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Humphrey Blake

  • Born: Abt 1494, Somerset, England 1430
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 19 Nov 1558, Over Stowey, Somerset, England about age 64 1430

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• Background Information. 1430
Humphrey Blake was born about 1494. He died at Over Stowey, Somerset, 19 Nov 1558, acccording to his inquisition post mortem, and he was buried there 28 Dec 1558. Humphrey married Anne/Agnes ____, whose parents are not know. She was buried at Over Stowery 24 Jun 1585. It is unclear whether Anne was the mother of all Humprey's children. Humphrey had two living sons named John, suggesting that he may have had an earlier wife.

Humphrey leased the manor of Plainsfield in the parish of Over Stowey from Reginald Williams. When the last of Williams' sons died in 1568, the manor reverted to the Crown. However, John Blake Sr., Humphrey's son, eventually acquired the manor and bequeathed it to his own sons Humphrey and William in his will. Plainsfield was held by the family until 1761, when it was sold to John Percival, Earl of Egmont.

Humphrey's inquisition post mortem shows hat he had purchased the adjoing manor of Tuxwell in the parish of Spaxton from George Sydenham in 1556. Humphrey's will gave the manor to his son Robert, then in succession to Thomas and John the younger, and finally to their brother Thomas in 1572, who sold it back to Robert in 1577. Robert died in 1592, and his son William sold the manor to Hohn Malet of Enmore in 1602.

Humphrey Blake, gentleman, signed his will 19 Nov 1558, and it was proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Tauton 11 May 1559. The records of the were destroyed by a bombing raid in 1942, but a detailed abstract was published by Rev. Frederick Brown in 1887.

Chidren of Humphrey (birth order uncertain)
John Blake, the elder, eldest son and heir, b. circ. 1522, being 37 years "and more" when his father's inquisition post mortem was made in 1559; m. Joan _______.
Robert Blake, b. abt. 1530; m. Margaret Symonds
Thomas Blake
Agnes Blake, m. _______Manning
Eleanor Blake, m. ________Langham
John Blake, the younger. b. abt/ 1533, b. Over Stowey, 21 Aug 1571, m. 18 Aug 1558, Christian Jugg.
Alice Blake, m. George Slocombe, Humphey Blake's will mentioned his daughter Alice Slocombe and Jone, daughter of George Slocombe.

~Humphrey Blake and His Descendants, NHGR, Vol 163, Apr. 2009, pp. 87-89


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